The Christmas Tree Tradition

The Christmas Tree Tradition
Trees are harvested for a variety of practical purposes – lumber, furniture, paper, writing utensils, boats, signs, musical instruments, crates, boxes, cellophane, adhesive… Some of those uses are valuable and long-lasting, and others offer a nominal utility, such as the Christmas Tree. Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, ...

Tips for a Lighter Footprint 2

Tips for a Lighter Footprint
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”— Gaylord Nelson If you are reading this, then chances are you already do quite a bit to help the environment. So, we hope you’ll find something that you may have not considered ...

11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist

11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist
It is that time of year again for many to fulfill their tradition or obligation of gift exchange.  We have put together some useful gift ideas for people who love the outdoors! We hope you find this list helpful. 1. Make a Charitable Donation Donate to a non-profit instead of buying a commercial gift. It may not look ...

How to Grow Oxygen

How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide a soothing environment. It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space. What Plants Can Do Remove Pollution NASA research proves common house plants are ...

Gluten-Free 2

Gluten-Free
A considerable amount of our work here at Outdoor Herbivore is staying up to date on the latest news around diet related disease and illnesses. These past few months there has been quite a bit of discussion about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye is in ...

Clothing to wear for Backpacking 5

Clothing to wear for Backpacking
No cotton. Cotton absorbs perspiration and does not dry quickly. It also takes up too much space and weight for packing. If you want a fabric naturally sourced from plants, look for organic cotton blended with faster-drying fabrics, such as Tencel (lyocell) or Bamboo. Tencel is a fabric produced from the pulp of the eucalyptus tree. Bamboo ...